March 22nd in Black History
1898: J.W. Smith received a patent for the lawn sprinkler.
1902: Arthur Winston was born. He worked for the LA metro for 72 years without ever being late and missing only 1 day when he buried his wife. He received the ‘Employee of the Century’ citation in ’96.
1943: George Benson was born.
1956: Musical ‘Mr. Wonderful’ with Sammy Davis Jr. premiered in NYC.
1957: Stephanie Mills was born.
1957: Beverly Knight was born.
1962: Artist & Sculptor Augusta Christine Fells-Savage passed away.
1968: State troopers were called to Cheyney State college due to a student rebellion.
1972: Kareem Abdul Jabbar was named NBA MVP.
1975: Judakiss was born.
2002: Amina Lawal was sentenced to death by stoning for conceiving a child out of wedlock. She was later freed.